Now that the release of Feels Like Home has been postponed (manufacturing & shipping delays are affecting so many industries including publishing), we are just over 10 weeks away from the launch date! To make that time go a little faster (for me and for those who are anxiously awaiting its arrival), I have a fun countdown schedule planned! It’s sort of be like opening advent windows as you countdown to Christmas. This countdown will be filled with preorder bonuses, six amazing giveaway packages to thank my blog readers and social media followers for supporting this project, live online events, and a way for those who are super excited about the book to get involved in promoting it (and have even more opportunities to win amazing prizes.) It’s all going to be so much fun.
So, let’s kick this off with a preorder bonus. This is a freebie for those who have (or are going to) preorder the book. It’s a high-resolution download of the original piece of art hanging over my fireplace! This is an original painting and I have not released it on Society6 or with any commercial clients. The only way you can get a print of this painting is to preorder Feels Like Home!
I am offering two versions of the download. One is a high-resolution jpg that you can print at home (if you have a nice photo printer & paper) and one is a humungous TIF file that you can take to a professional printer to have it printed on canvas or quality paper in a size that’s perfect for your project. (The original painting is 24 x 36″) The beauty of the download is you can have it printed in any size that is right for your space.
Let’s back up a minute to the moment when I was staring down this huge blank canvas. I had never painted a canvas this large. Oddly enough, I have painted much larger pieces of furniture and even entire walls, but there is something about a canvas that feels intimidating to me. It feels like I have to create something worthy of being labeled as “fine art.” For some reason, this feels easier on a smaller scale!
But, I went to work on an underpainting and it started to come together. The landscape is based on a picture I took as we were driving around Rochester, MN. I sort of loved the underpainting, but I wasn’t ready to stop at that point for this particular painting.
I worked on it over a few days, carrying it into the living room and leaning it up on the mantel to make sure the colors were working well with the wall color and fabrics in the room.
I have loved having a piece of my own artwork in such a prominent place in our home. I was very self-conscious about hanging my own paintings initially, but I’m embracing it more and more. It really is one of the ultimate ways to customize your space.
I have my painting framed in a 24 x 36″ wood frame that I purchased on clearance and applied gold leaf to. You can find a gold leafing tutorial HERE.
To claim this preorder bonus (along with enhanced video tutorials, video workshops, and a free bonus chapter – Feels Like Home Renter’s Guide) click HERE to log in or create an account. Click on the Feels Like Home Bonus Content course. Now that you have an account, you can also access free oil painting classes, too.
Anyway in the Feels Like Home Bonus Content course, click on “purchase code”……check the retailer you purchased it from and enter your order number. (This can be an order number, purchase code, receipt number, confirmation number, etc.) This should be on your order history with the retailer and/or in an e-mail confirmation of the purchase. This will unlock all of the free preorder bonuses including the art download.
To make it even easier, my assistant made this quick video showing how to sign up and claim your preorder bonus…
If you haven’t preordered the book, yet, you can preorder it from any one of these retailers…
I know I don’t need to say this to all of my lovely readers, but for other people who may have nefarious intent, this is copyrighted material and is only available for personal use. If you are interested in licensing this piece or my other work, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you print it up and use this piece in your home, I’d love to see it! Make sure to tag me on Instagram so I can share it!